February 21, 2015 Subject:
Very nice show.
December 2, 2014 Subject:
Great audience recording
One of the best audience recordings I have downloaded or heard. Clear vocals, sharp instruments, great set list, great form. Highly reccomend.
November 29, 2014 Subject:
This Seminoles Loves Alligator Alley!
Nov 29, 2014....On this college football rivalry Saturday, The Florida Gators will travel to Tallahassee to play the Florida State Seminoles, my alma mater. I always get a little nostalgic on this particular Saturday each year, so I thought I would take a little trip down memory lane.
On 11/29/80, I was 16 years old and a Junior in high school living in Jacksonville, FL about 75 miles from Gainesville. I had never heard of the Grateful Dead so this show was completely off of my radar. I had just seen AC/DC Back in Black Tour and was getting ready for Rossington-Collins Band in Jax on Jan. 3, 1981...growing up in Jax, it was all about Lynyrd Skynyrd and southern rock. This show is at the top of my "shoulda woulda coulda" been at Grateful Dead shows from the early-mid 1980s. The first set is chock full of well played material of that era, and the Shakedown>Franklin's 2nd set opener is a jammed out, one of a kind segue sequence spectacular!
This show and this source have long been one of my all-time favorite audience recordings. My only question is, how far apart were the mics because the mix is perfect?!
My compliments to Bob Wagner, Jim Wise, Charlie Miller and anyone else involved with this incredible FOB sweet spot sensation! I also must tip my cap to the Oade Brothers from Thomasville, GA and their contributions to taping technological advances.
From a latter day Grateful taper to the pioneers of taping, thank you gentlemen for creating near perfection with this gem! Go Seminoles!
Tim Cox FSU, Class of 1986
January 30, 2014 Subject:
We can download this!? Holy $h!t. Awesome. Great show.
October 15, 2013 Subject:
I've Been There
Alligator Alley/Florida Gym was not torn down and is still utilized today. For any seekers, it is on the opposite side of the football stadium than the O'Connell Center, adjoining the swimming pool. Go Gators!
March 18, 2013 Subject:
I Was There
It was the gym. I remember people saying the GD show was going to be the last event there.
March 16, 2013 Subject:
Alligator Alley Gym/Florida Gym or Stephen C. O'Connell Center
Alligator Alley Gym/Florida Gym was demolished in 1980 (date unknown). So for those that were there, can you tell us where this event actually took place? Was the GD the last event in Alligator Alley Gym/Florida Gym?
December 25, 2009 Subject:
I was there
Final semester of law school at UF, sitting (well, standing) 5 rows from stage. Took a great b & w photo of Garcia and Weir, printed it in Journalism College dark room. 29 yrs later my brother finds our ticket stubs! Got the pic and stub framed. Excellent show, and phenomenal recording. Go Gators!
March 28, 2009 Subject:
Tasty Aud and show to boot...
The second set on here simply smokes. This aud is very good quality also, which makes it that much more enjoyable. Get this one now and blast it!!!
November 17, 2008 Subject:
One of the best Aud's
By far, one of the best Aud recording I've ever come across. Fantastic Shakedown>Franklin's>Estimated...clearly a regroovinated time for the band with Brent aboard. 5+ for the recording!!!
Reviewer:Mr. Charlie - Lambertville
March 12, 2008 Subject:
This is one of my favorite auds on the Archive,
Thanksgiving Dead on Campus. Bails of love washing up all over the place. The band smokes this show, Well worth a dl.